Research Cluster in Urban Indigenous Wellbeing

RESEARCH CLUSTER IN URBAN INDIGENOUS WELLBEING

Donna Kurtz

Donna Kurtz

RESEARCH LEAD

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Gabrielle Legault

Gabrielle Legault

RESEARCH LEAD

Assistant Professor, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBC Okanagan

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This research cluster team is responding to urban Indigenous community needs through a holistic approach to spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health.​

ABSTRACT

Guided by principles of an Indigenous relational approach, this team is committed to respectfully working with, and responding to, Urban Indigenous Community identified research priorities. Team members have experience and expertise in community-led Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous health, health promotion, identity and belonging, cultural safety, land-based healing, population health, geography, creative practices, occupational therapy, and mental wellness.

The team received a UBCO Cluster of Research Excellence award in 2021.

RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS

Braden Te Hiwi

Assistant Professor, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBC Okanagan

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Margo Greenwood

Professor, Education and First Nation Studies, University of Northern British Columbia

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Shawn Wilson

Associate Professor, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBC Okanagan

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Sarah de Leeuw

Professor, Northern Medical Program, University of Northern British Columbia

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Elder Diana Moar

Skye Barbic

Associate Professor, Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC Vancouver

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Peter Hutchinson

Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC Vancouver

NEWS AND EVENTS

Contact

Dr. Donna Kurtz
Email Donna.Kurtz@ubc.ca

Gabrielle Legault
Email Gabrielle.Legault@ubc.ca

 

UBC Okanagan

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